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Old 09-05-2019, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Watch sit too high on a NATO strap with keeper? Ditch the keeper.


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I have to do this because of my wrist size. Two ring zulu is too short. Ugh.

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Or buy an RAF pattern strap??
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Hi normdiaz great tip.

The extra bulk is a real pain and I chop the tails off too.

That youtuber is pretty funny.

Another option is this if you dont want to chop it.



.........and my watch is on backwards . Just do it looking in a mirror and it should be fine, or on your head I can't figure it out. I wear that watch to bed because its light and with tritium tubes....better not put it on upside down or I will have trouble waking up at the right time.

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Or buy an RAF pattern strap??

Haveston, IMHO, has done the single strap NATO right in both nylon and canvas.
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Timefactors also do great quality NATO straps, RAF being the single strap version. And the material is the correct thickness to actually stay locked on the excess loopback.
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Pretty common mod for sure. Just make sure you seal the cut really good.
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Pretty common mod for sure. Just make sure you seal the cut really good.

So far, so good. Tried it on a $3 Chinese strap from e-Bay and so far no fraying. (Had to "invest" in a Bic lighter to use in sealing the cut end.) I like the way the watch looks with one less nylon layer underneath.
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So far, so good. Tried it on a $3 Chinese strap from e-Bay and so far no fraying. (Had to "invest" in a Bic lighter to use in sealing the cut end.) I like the way the watch looks with one less nylon layer underneath.





I use the ring on the stove
(though I hate the look of Nato / Zulus)
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